H. Scott Aldridge
How might clients describe you? They’d say I’m helping to drive cutting-edge technology to differentiate CDM Smith from our competition and bring added value to our clients.
Which of CDM Smith’s core values do you identify with most and why? Initiative. I have a passion for the work I do and I try hard to bring innovative technologies to our firm and our clients by getting myself plugged into various groups and demonstrating to them the use and need for disruptive innovation.
What has been your proudest project or accomplishment and why? Being honored with CDM Smiths 2018 President’s Award for Innovation is my proudest accomplishment. It was a humbling experience and a reminder of how fortunate I am to work for a firm I’m so very proud of and with people I respect and care about while serving in a role I have a tremendous passion for.
How has your career evolved since you joined CDM Smith, and why? For the first half of my career with CDM Smith I served as a technical resource supporting internal business technologies but over the last ten years my role has evolved to spearheading the use of disruptive technologies like drones, mixed reality and remote assist devices and helping establish CDM Smith as a leader in these fields and cementing our reputation as a truly innovative firm.
What’s your personal motto? Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life full of peace and joy. On the other hand, my professional motto is: Disrupt yourself before someone else disrupts you. These two are diametrically opposed, but they have always worked for me.